January 2007 by StaffExcerpts from California Mining Journal, our original title, published 50 years ago this month.
The best known placer gold locality in Tennessee is the Coker Creek district, in the southeastern part of the state. The district lies within Cherokee National Forest and covers Coker Creek and its tributaries on the west side of the Smoky Mountains.
• Closure on the foreclosure
• NSF checks and balances
• Third time’s a charm?
One of the greatest opportunities afforded to the citizens of our country is the right to stake and hold mining claims on federal lands. One doesn’t need to be a lawyer to stake mining claims, but a little bit of knowledge about mining claim laws can be helpful.
Commonly these layers contain small particles of gold and platinum, and in places where they are sufficiently concentrated, the metallic particles are abundant enough to be extracted profitably.
We are both very experienced working this type of ground, and we quickly found the pay layer where we would focus our efforts. The bedrock has good gold, but so does the red hard pan.
The Bawl Mill • Legislative and Regulatory Update • In Pursuit of Gold and Silver in the Sierra Madres • Chinese Gold Consumption to Grow • Researching and Staking Mining Claims—Part II • Family Sues US Mint for Return of Rare Gold Coins • High Court Reverses Nevada Mining Decision • Mining Industry Worried about Democrat-Controlled Congress • Working on the Bear River • Company Notes • The Upper Susitna Goldfields • Palladium Hitting Jewelry Market • Melman on Gold & Silver • Mining Stock Quotes & Mineral and Metal Prices